Good for families
We stayed for 7 days in June 2021 with our 28? TT in section B, site 13. It was a well shaded back-in site under a canopy of trees. Site 13 is nice and wide with water/electric (30amp). Very few Full Hookup Sites are available, ever. The majority of sites are Water/ electric only. A $40 honey bucket service is offered Thursday?s and Sundays. $60 honey bucket service is available every other day of the week.
No wood fires allowed, but propane fire pits are welcome. They also don?t allow hanging of hammocks from trees.
The staff were pleasant and helpful.
The facilities are dated and need some serious investing. The water at the sites and sewage at the restroom/ showers went out of service on two different days while we were there. Some friends of ours stayed at a Full Hookup site in the G section, but the septic was broken and the electrical was spotty. A work crew was digging for about 3 days near their site and let us know the infrastructure was 50 years old and not done well.
The lake was pleasant, especially on the really hot days. They rent pontoon boats, kayaks and SUP?s. There is a 5mph speed limit on the entire lake, so no tubing, just fishing and slow cruising. The pool was nice, but had only 4 patio chairs for an area that easily had 20 people at the pool every day. The kids fishing pond was empty and appeared unmaintained. There was also shuffle board, miniature golf, Tennis Courts, kids playground, horse shoe pits, basketball court (far away) and baseball field (far away).
The Trading Post (store) had essentials like beer, ice, eggs, propane filling and some souvenirs. There is a deli and an ice cream shop also. The hours and days could be improved. It was closed M - T, open W-Th 9-4pm, and Fr-Sat 9-5pm, Sun 10-4pm. Not really convenient hours. We went to the Oregon House Grocery & Deli, a 5 minute drive away, a few different days due to the Trading Posts restrictive hours.
The lodge is the only wifi connectivity in the entire campground. It was open, but nothing was ever happening at the lodge, other than teenagers searching for internet connectivity on their cell phones. There is also a Cell Lot which is at the top of a steep hill, near section ?I? but it?s far away from everything with no shade.
This was our 1st stay at a Thousand Trails campground. We knew what to expect based on other reviews and word of mouth, but it was much more dated than we anticipated. We received the Thousand Trails membership free with the purchase of our TT, however, Lake of the Springs needs to modernize with the amenities most people want, like Full Hookup sites and WiFi throughout the campground. Golf cart rentals would be a nice offering also, since the campground is pretty well spread out. I can?t see paying an annual membership for spotty electric, water and sewer. Meeting all the other campers was a blast though and we made some great new friends.